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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We pull back sheer curtains like we're shifting the weight on our shoulders to the side, analyze the lives of those we will never know. We hand out names like carefully chosen gifts, lovingly refer to them by inevitable nicknames and the pets whose claws scratch the hardwood floor...
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    At first, I looked for you everywhere like a scavenger hunt that I was dealt the bad hand in, the impossible. I smelled you in the hallway on my way to calculus and closed my eyes to picture you picking me up after school, Dunkin Donuts iced coffee in the front cupholder as usual. I wondered when it...
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    Faintedhearted notions tumble down the back of your shoulders, all tan and brown speckled beauty illuminated by the Arizonan sun - own our nature made oven. Cotton candy melts between your thighs like my cheeks pressed against your warm flesh under the security of a well-worn blanket- fir...
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    Growing up in the era of social networking, you are often asked to provide a “biography” of yourself, ranging from an infinite amount of characters to a mere 140. Surprisingly, these biographies have always been a challenge of mine. This meaningless, small paragraph about myself has daunted ...
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    fed up with immorality i pledge to stop interacting with anyone my age but then, i'd be a hypocrite because i always say that age is just a number. would it be okay to justify hypocrisy with personal experience or would that classification be appealing to stereotypes? as i ask my...
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    drowsy off of the sudden shift in consciousness, i stumble between the sheets of my bed, struggling to get up and move on with my day. i have no refuge or save haven to run to, no arms of steel to crush me in an embrace. i am left reeling on my last film strip, stained with memories of yo...
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    make everything you do a science experiment and watch your feelings fade, your curiosity stumble- what a lovely thing it is to feel nothing at all nothing for you empty, empty, empty...
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    if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then hell, you've gotta be blind. i fail to understand when you tell me how you feel and conclude you must have lost your mind. i suppose i did, too, somewhere else along the line and that's what love can do to you, one of the traits you...
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    you paint pastel stars and shade the charcoal sky but your masterpiece is missing constellations universes galaxies that we, as humans, have yet to find...
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    be your own doctor you little love hypochondriac dare to diagnose yourself with hopeless romanticism and prescribe falling love as your treatment method- instead, choose the homeopathic route and wait until love finds you that's the only way it's real or true anymore anyways you ...
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    please tell me how delicious your deceit is served with a side of charisma- i'd love to hear how the notes of deception harmonize beautifully with your dripping voice that tastes like honey and stings like a bee- explain how you lure them into your trap, disregard their innocence and ...
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    dare to excite those that do not feel excited because they are the ones who need to be saved- jesus or allah or yahweh cannot stir the deepest emotions of creativity and accepting this fate is the least we can do to make art our religion....
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    i went to the library yesterday and found a book of your poetry- on the first page i was at home and found comfort in the lowercase, frankness, and lack of structure of your prose no care for conformity or rhyme scheme- you see, i thought i found a book but really, i found myself....
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    just last week it was august but the minutes felt like may every second that passed was the dripping ice-cream of june and the street was littered with leaves of autumn- as i turn around to call you i find myself in february while others are still living in september, october, november even...
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    if i told you i was a liar, would you still listen to anything i said? aware that every noun and adjective spewing out of my mouth was a trick- would you care? of course i could never lie to you, you'd say and with a twitch of my lips i would smile, say "of course not," wi...
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    everything you have ever read is only a combination of twenty-six letters and all the water you have ever consumed is the same water your ancestors raised to their lips and air is made up of only two essential components- but you, my dear, will never grow old or monotonous or boring t...
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    it is often said that those who deserve the sun too often receive the rain but what if i said, i adore the rain? that the droplets of water upon your tan skin, beat the heat waves any day? i'd much rather have an umbrella over you and i, than stand in the shade and hide do yo...
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    when i write, i imagine that someone wonderful like fitzgerald or stein is taking my hand and guiding the pen- suffice to say this is the only way i can actually take pride in any of my work...
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    lack of creativity lately suffice to the fact that i haven't been myself- speaking in circles and writing just as round lacking the wit but not quite the inspiration lacking myself...
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    the second harmonic string of a guitar is 125 hz- and this is when i tune out- immerse myself in daydreams of you knocking on my door to open the door and see you standing, smiling- alive...
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    to see and to be seen is what everyone wants- right? perhaps that's why you did what you did, i guess a hit, a crash, an attempt a cry for help that received nothing all you wanted was life didn't you know that beggars can't be choosers?...
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    i can feel myself withering down to something i see as unworthy- i never wanted to be this way but the inevitable has caught up with me, it seems-...
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    energy is only a term we use to describe another thing we don't have constantly unsatisfied we are essentially wanting as humans to have more lacing ourselves together with green and paper- and to think that the brain named itself...
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    we are who we are and there's no going back but god, if you will be your own person...
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    i went to text you today wanted to tell you how my mom was watching all those ridiculous videos that we used to love- and that i missed you ...then i remembered (i sent it anyway)...

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